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09 Jan 2018 11:02:45
Jean Michael Seri and Kevin Trapp are being discussed for this window - Lemar the big marque for next and Mahrez is the smoke screen. Stefan de Vrij as a possbile for summer on a free. Also Klopp likes players from the EPL therefore the rags talking about the Mahrez rumours which is obvious but Jack Wilshere is another possible freebie for the summer.


1.) 09 Jan 2018 11:39:25
I mean, if you hadn't lost credibility when you said Mahrez was a "smokescreen", you certainly lost it when you said De Vrij is a possible free in the summer. You are aware e signed a new contract, right?

Wilshere was just funny though. I hope this was a wind up 😂.

{Ed002's Note - De Vrij has not signed a new contract.}

2.) 09 Jan 2018 11:58:10
It was reported in Italy that he signed a short extension with a buy out clause Ed, and that he's no longer free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement?

Have the Italian media got that wrong? If he is still available on a free, he represents great value business in my opinion!

{Ed002's Note - He has not signed a new contract but an Italian side are trying to negotiate a purchase this month.}

3.) 09 Jan 2018 12:11:06
Then forgive me Ed. My apologies on that front Mr. Carlos; though smokescreen and Wilshere still have me rather sceptical!

I don't normally believe the media, but it was even confirmed on this site by an editor (Ed0333's Note - De Vrij recently signed a new contract with Lazio with a moderate buy out clause. )

I imagine that Italian side is Juventus Ed002? I hope we push for a deal. De Vrij has a touch of class about him.

{Ed002's Note - It is not Juventus. But I bow to Ed333s knowledge and won't mention it again.}

4.) 09 Jan 2018 12:16:55
Credibility has certainly been dented for someone there.

I do hope too though, that Wilshere isn’t really an option.

5.) 09 Jan 2018 12:20:17
I feel like clubs just don't engage with such things as 'smokescreens'.

6.) 09 Jan 2018 13:00:45
Yes dented whose creditibility? Probably both.

7.) 09 Jan 2018 13:04:26
I don't doubt you Ed002 mate. Ed0333 probably read the exact same report as me. If my memory is correct, it was early November from some Italian media outlet (Messagario? I think) and they said he had signed a new contract with a £27m buy out clause. It was picked up by loads of major outlets so it seemed genuine.

I've done another search online though a some website called calciomercato have since backed up what you're now saying. Apparently he rejected the contract because the buy-out figure was too high.

It's just a simple case of conflicting reports causing confusion. I still trust both yourself and Ed0333 that you'd only give us what you believe to be correct information.

8.) 09 Jan 2018 13:19:14
Mk mate. don't worry, you can still be teachers pet! Lol. I quite fancy signing de vrij (sp) looks decent.

9.) 09 Jan 2018 13:23:36
Is wilshere being looked at for the summer eds?

{Ed002's Note - Not by Liverpool.}

10.) 09 Jan 2018 15:04:49
Wilshere is a smokescreen for Mahrez.

11.) 09 Jan 2018 15:19:14
And Mahrez is himself a smokescreen for Simao.

You heard it here first :)

12.) 09 Jan 2018 15:47:43
You mean Simao Sambrosa? Just the exact person we need to replace Coutinho! How did we manage to pull that off?

13.) 09 Jan 2018 15:49:31
Quite like wilshere myself. Got himself fit and is the stand out player at arsenal atm.

14.) 09 Jan 2018 16:20:03
Benny Baller - when you say got himself fit, he's played about 5 games. I think someone with his record needs at least half a season injury free to start thinking of himself as over his issues.

Wouldn't want him anyway though, I just don't think he has the intelligence to do what we need to do in the midfield or the awareness of the tactical needs of his team. We'd need a lot more rigid structure to play someone like him.

15.) 09 Jan 2018 17:42:25
Why would we be looking at Jack wheelchair?!

16.) 10 Jan 2018 08:55:07
Every time Wilshere is on the telly it is accompanied by stats like first time started 2 games in a row for 3 years or first time played 60 minutes in a decade or whatever. Really not the answer for a top 4 side considering he seems to be as or more injury prone than Sturridge.



04 Nov 2017 08:52:29
And whilst I am on centre backs that fella Kamil Glik from Monaco is not bad either - any interest in him . I doubt we will be back for VVD.


1.) 04 Nov 2017 10:55:57
I really like Kamil Glik, but Monaco's prices are extreme and Glik is 29 already.



04 Nov 2017 08:28:28
Any interest in Jean Claude Billong of Maribor - looked like a decent strong CB to me.


1.) 04 Nov 2017 10:56:03
For f sake.

2.) 04 Nov 2017 10:56:50
Really? they played with 10 men behind the ball and still lost 3-0 an d we missed a penalty and Salah and Emre both missed an absolute sitter each.



16 Oct 2017 12:02:19
Nico Elvedi is one to look out for in January or Summer - currently scouted by several clubs including LFC.




27 Sep 2017 12:03:04
Do you see us moving for Gibson from M'Boro in January?


{Ed002's Note - No.}

1.) 27 Sep 2017 13:23:29
I hope not. He isn't a particularly good defender, has no positional sense, he is very poor in the air, physically he is not very strong and he is hardly what you would call commanding centre back given that he is only just 6ft and if you are going to be at the shorter end of the centre back range you should be an exceptionally brilliant defender and have a decent leap on you (ie Montero/ Baresi/ Vierchowod etc), which Gibson simply doesn't have either of. The idea that he is a "good organiser" is also a fallacy, given that it doesn't take much organising to stick ten men behind the ball as Boro so regularly did last season and I saw no evidence of that when we beat Boro last season.

2.) 27 Sep 2017 15:01:01
I personally like him Dennis. He is a decent defender. Reads the game well, tackles well, covers his partner well, organises his defence well, and puts his body on the line when required.

For me his major weakness is in the air. He may be great at making sure everyone is doing their job at set pieces but he can be out jumped too often if the attacker gets a run on him. It's nothing o do with his height. His leap and timing is just average. He also isn't massively great on the ball so he needs are more technically gifted partner to compliment him. He isn't quick either, so relies heavily on his positional sense to get out of jail. He is pretty much the opposite of Virgil Van Dijk. Van Dijk is quick, great in the air and good on the ball; but positionally weak, lacks leadership and rash in the tackle. Gibson is slow, poor in the air, average on the ball; but positionally sound, a good leader, and a composed tackle. Maybe they would suit as a partnership?

I am not sure Gibson is the best option or the right option though. But your assessment is way too harsh Dennis. Any centre back who plays at the club whose academy they came through and was made captain aged 23, is obviously not a bad player. It is the hardest position to break through to men's football and Gibson did that in one of the best teams defensively in England. Even last season where they were relegated, that was due to a lack of goals scored, not too many conceded. They had a great defensive record for a team at the bottom who conceded 70% of the ball most weeks constantly putting themselves under pressure.

I also reject your claim that it is easy to organise a team with everyone back. We regularly bring back all 10 outfield players for set pieces and still can't organise ourselves. Even in a deeper line from open play, someone has to make sure players are tracking their man, covering the gaps they should be, and holding the line for offside. Gibson does that as good as anyone in the Premier League.

He has some glaring weaknesses, so there really is no need to find an excuse to criticise his main strength. Respect your view though mate. He isn't exactly so good, that i can't understand why anyone doesn't rate him. He's just a good player in my opinion. Nothing special, but i think he has decent potential in a better team.

3.) 27 Sep 2017 15:34:22
Spot on Mr D 🤝

Pontus Janssen is much better than Gibbo 👍.

4.) 27 Sep 2017 17:52:03
Gibson is a very good defender. Would be a good addition. He is a good organiser despite the above - exactly what Liverpool need.

5.) 27 Sep 2017 18:30:04
Sepp, I’m presuming you’ve not watched much football because he’s nothing like a very good defender or organiser. He’s nothing like what we need in a defender his heading ability is pitiful and he lacks any presence. He looked out of his depth last season and is a mid table player at best.

6.) 27 Sep 2017 18:39:14
Middlesbrough conceded 53 goals, which is a lot for a team built around defending. Sorry, but he’s simply not a good enough player to be at a top team. When we played Middlesbrough at Anfield he looked like a Championship defender and nothing better than that and he looked like a championship defender all season. We have enough defenders who are clueless at set pieces or when the ball is in the air and can’t deal with physical stuff, we don’t need one more.

7.) 27 Sep 2017 19:55:38
You're right, judge him in an appalling middlesborough side. I'd be quite happy if you didn't sign him to be honest.

8.) 27 Sep 2017 20:17:36
Pontus Jansen is becoming rons very own kovacic.

9.) 28 Sep 2017 22:05:57
I’m judging him on his performances full stop the end. There is nothing there to suggest he’s capable of being a top class defender. He’s simply not good enough and I’d be delighted if we didn’t sign him.

10.) 29 Sep 2017 22:09:48
Gibson is no better than Klavan. We didn't sign a CB in the summer as there was a real lack of quality options available. The fact we are talking about Gibson and City tried (and failed) to sign Evans just proves that. Spurs signed the kid from Ajax and their defence looks all the worse for it. We will get someone in but only when the right man or men become available.

11.) 02 Oct 2017 06:36:58
Couple of years early on him but I think Palace made the best CB signing in Reidewald but like I say needs a couple of years in EPL.




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27 Sep 2017 12:19:38
Also another question if possible -


{Ed002's Note - You are oin the wrong page - this is the Liverpool page. I am not going to answer questions about random players.}



12 Aug 2017 12:10:24
Coutinho is nowhere to been seen on the LFC website - I reckon we have accepted the reported 120m Euro bid.


1.) 12 Aug 2017 12:32:25
The side looks balanced now. with no DM I think we need three CM players, with pipco in there sometimes we get caught which leaves the defence exposed. Salah has taken the left position now.

2.) 12 Aug 2017 12:33:29
Meant mane lol.

3.) 12 Aug 2017 12:52:55
Coutinho is still on the team website.

4.) 12 Aug 2017 12:56:34
KingCarlos - Coutihno is clearly on the website under first team players - take another look.



07 Aug 2017 08:41:50
Would you accept 120 million pounds for Coutinihi?


1.) 07 Aug 2017 09:06:12
Yes if it's reinvested on quality!

2.) 07 Aug 2017 09:09:09
If the player wants to leave, then yes.
You can't keep a player against his will otherwise he just won't be as committed and you won't be getting the best out of him.

3.) 07 Aug 2017 09:13:31
But we won't invest it in equal quality, that's the point. Barcelona may as well just give us some magic beans for what it's worth.

4.) 07 Aug 2017 09:21:09
Only if he wants to leave. If he is happy to stay I wouldn't sell him. But if he wants to go and any offer over £80m came in I think selling is best for everyone. I really don't get those saying we should force him to stay.

For 80m I am sure we could replace him with someone of near quality and you never know who else might step up next year.

5.) 07 Aug 2017 09:23:23
Think 120 Million would be incredible business especially if the player wants to leave and we invest in the right manner this time. Panic buying late in the window could come into play thou which worries me.

6.) 07 Aug 2017 09:43:18
Angryandillinformed, in the current market £80m isn't near enough for a player of his quality, as for finding a near good enough replacement, good luck with that as there isn't much out there.

7.) 07 Aug 2017 09:53:03
I would not take a red cent for Barcelona or any other for Cou this season, period. He is not for sale cos we will be severely weakened as no team will part with their star players as replacements at this point of the preseason no matter how much money you get for Cou.

If the whole "you can't keep a player if he wants to go" mantra was valid. How did RBL keep NK when we were ready to pay near double his release clause and he even cried out to be let go? How did we keep Suarez who tried every trick in the book to get away from us in 2013? How did Saints keep Morgan, Wanyama and yes, Sadio Mane when they tried to force a move at different times? Exactly. That thinking is totally BS, IMO. That mantra is only true if you don't have the bottle to stand your ground, end of. If they could keep all these players for at least one more season, we can stand our ground and tell Barcelona to jog on. Will we? We shall see if we have the backbone to go the distance, just as RBL did for Keita and so on.



31 Jul 2017 11:23:08
So how do you think we are doing against our rivals for league / top 4? Chelsea could struggle a little if Morato does not gel but I think he is quality and will do well in the EPL Chelsea should be top 3 at worst. Spurs have yet to buy and with the move away from WHL and CL football could struggle to maintain top 4 - their defense is what makes them top 3 any injuries to Kane, Ali or a CB will hurt them massively as I do not see enough coverage in their squad. Man City have spent big on defense - like LFC attacking is not an issue and I do not see them as title contenders but definitely top 4, how shaky their defense is will define their season. Man U have spent BIG again, not sure about this Swedish CB but De Gea staying is a massive boast. Going forward they have very good options - they still do not look like a team but a bunch of individuals who they would hope perform on different games and not the same. Top 4 is where I see them. Arsenal could be in real trouble with Ox, Sanchez and Ozil all doubts I do not see them as top 6 and the Europa league is an awful comp to be in. Therefore I see Top 3 contenders as Chelsea, Man U and Man City and LFC with Spurs and Arsenal dropping out of this group - your thoughts?


1.) 31 Jul 2017 11:44:31
I had a similar conversation with myself the other day and concluded that Spurs along with Arsenal will be two clubs missing out on top 4.

2.) 31 Jul 2017 12:18:24

Write them off at your peril!

3.) 31 Jul 2017 12:32:10
not to sure about arsenal if they keep Sanchez think they will have a good season. Spurs I think will really struggle playing at Wembley, big pitch for the way they play week in week out and for every small club going there for players that don't get to play there its like a cup final. SO it is not like a home game and don't think they have the best of away form.

4.) 31 Jul 2017 12:43:43
I think it will be Man utd, man city and chelsea for the title fight with spurs and arsenal fighting for top 4 and liverpool and everton maybe pushing them for top 4 aswell but more likely fighting for 6th place finish. It is time to be realistic we are falling behind in terms of quality and when coutinho leaves it will have a negative effect on us. Spurs are good enough to challenge for the title its just the wembley home matches that may hinder them this year.

5.) 31 Jul 2017 12:52:46
we have added 3 players utd about the same not sure if them players are that good that they now have a better team than us. still think utd will struggle to break teams down.

6.) 31 Jul 2017 12:59:04
I completely agree with u Carlos,
I tip Chelsea and Man City to go all the way

Man City has the strongest squad in the league at the moment, their biggest problem was their defense last
Season and how they wasted time and possession in the final thirds of the pitch. They have addressed that and are still in the process of addressing it. They will challenge for the title

Chelsea was near perfect last season. They are ruthless against the smaller teams
Their biggest problem would be the squad depth especially now that they plan to sell Matic and are in the champions league . they will challenge for the tittle

ManU . Their attack was weak last season but it was almost impossible to outscore them. They have gone further to strengthen. Their biggest challenge was 'no definite game plan'. Top4 is very possible

Liverpool. LfC biggest challenge was squad depth and concentration. The club was doing perfectly till Jan when it lost its key players. They have made some key additions but selling their most creative force, Coutinho would be their biggest undoing.
I don't see them challenging for the crown like this, more signings required. Top4 still very possible

Arsenal. No opinion

Tottenham . Finished the season on extreme high. Not surprised by their silence in the market . Top4 possible.



24 Jul 2017 06:47:17
Quick Summary From How I see it

Emre Can - I would be surprised if he does not sign a new contract before the new season starts
Philip Coutinho - If there is interest from Barcelona I doubt Liverpool will accept and I doubt Coutinho will force the issue
Naby Keita - This is not going to happen, Liverpool in my opinion have dodged a bullet at this price of 75m +
VVD - I have no idea how this will play out - a complete mess - feel sorry for the Southampton fans
Sakho - No future at Liverpool and I suspect a last day transfer move the likely scenario
The Ox - I believe he will not sign on at Arsenal and leave on a free next summer.


1.) 24 Jul 2017 08:49:26
King Carlos, Spot on. Like you, The VVD situation is a clusterdump. He is no longer interested in playing for the Saints and no longer interested in playing for another team but LFC. As flattering as that may be, we have turned this kid into damaged goods and we are responsible for the limbo he is now in.

The Daily Fail has said that we are awaiting permission from Saints to re-bid for him again. Don't know if that is true but I think we should just sign him so we can end his limbo cos we were indeed, interested in signing him. Had we had no interest in him, we would never have tapped him up.




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14 Mar 2018 05:22:08
Who is this Fekir?




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14 Mar 2018 03:50:38
No one from Southampton? that would be a shock to them - they will not know what to do, they will probably ask someone to come round and check their phones and fax machines.




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14 Mar 2018 03:48:45
Are we allowed to face Seville? I thought because they where in our group this would not happen, Would love to get a non English side to be honest, Barcelona and Coutinho would be great, Juve and show Can the step down he will take and also show Spurs how to beat the big boys. Real as they are old and slow - those 3 would be on my next 3 meetings to go on and win the comp.




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04 Mar 2018 10:47:50
The problem with Ox is he came in at a stella fee 40m for someone who only had 12 months on his contract certainly upset supporters but he has justified that figure so far and that is credit to the Ox whereas Robbo was the opposite a cheap signing who has turned good and if not no one would have batted an eye lid. I personally was more worried about the OX than Robbo purely on the fee paid and that is why we should not worry about fees paid.




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25 Feb 2018 07:42:11
Mido was not bad back in the day, you never asked about them being current.





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29 Dec 2017 07:24:26
The worst part about those draws is most of them should have been or more accurately speaking felt like wins.




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29 Dec 2017 06:45:43
he is a box to box midfielder often compared to Paul Scholes - for me the fact that he can play in the German National team means he is pretty alright - those Germans know how to do well in the World Cup over the past 50 years.




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29 Dec 2017 06:43:06
Klavan is also good at passing from the back, Matip and VVD add the height and muscle we should be a lot stronger at defending set pieces which might make Mignolet look good.




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28 Dec 2017 05:27:51
The best aspect about the VVD is that this was the player we want, look at what happened when we went after our plans B or C's. We ended up with the likes of Balotelli and Aquilani. Also when we have taken risks on promising players we ended up with Albero, Aspas, Borini, Allen, Assaidi and Markovic to name a few - how much wastage is in that lot?




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03 Dec 2017 09:42:18
Robertson did not have much of a look in today, the team was not as confident in him as Moreno. He did not do much wrong yet he did not do anything special to win the spot, like the lad and he did well enough yesterday but he did not take his chance. TAA certainly keeps Gomes on his toes.